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top of the news, we're following an officer involved shooting in antioch. we have a reporter on the way to the scene. we'll get that information as soon as it becomes available. same-sex couples can get married next wednesday. judge vaughn walker issuing his order. the next legal moves and why prop 8 supporters may not have much of a legal fight. and it is confirmed now. the same man is responsible for all three attacks at the same walnut creek -- contra costa county apartment complex outside walnut creek. s in a new sketch that's been released. first out the door and to work on this friday. sig alert in effect because of an overturned 18-wheeler reported a half hour ago. that truck, huge truck, was carrying about 20 tons of
fertilizer bags. a lot of those bags are scattered all over the roadway two left lanes are blocked but they are going to need sweeper crews and shovels. it takes a while to upright a big rig. in the meantime use ace. you can see the delays approaching first street aren't bad. most the slowdowns approaching the accident scene but already we are seeing up to or close to 10-minute delays for your westbound 580 ride if you are coming out of tracy. watch out for that. big problems for the morning commute. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. did you enjoy the sunshine yesterday? >> i did. i was out before noon yesterday. it was great. >> it was really nice yesterday. so i mention that because today we'll have a lot in common with yesterday as well as the weekend. out the door, also a lot in common with yesterday. cloudy dense fog for the coast and drizzle, low clouds and fog around the bay. and areas of low clouds inland with temperatures in the lower to the mid to the upper 50s.
so let's talk about that warmup. temperatures today cool to mild. mid- to upper 80s inland and by the time the weekend, sunday, the back half of the weekend, monday, tuesday, wednesday and thursday, that's what i'm talking about, temperatures in the lower to the mid-90s inland, near 70 around the bay, and the upper 60s along the coast. >> so much-needed warmup in time of the weekend. >> we'll keep everybody updated on that big rig accident at 580. what a mess. >> it will affect the commute for a while. >> thank you. there has been an officer- involved shooting overnight in antioch. that shooting happening around 1:30 this morning near lawton street. police have blocked off the street at a nearby home. investigators not releasing many details at this time. but they do say this a suspect has been shot. there is no word on the condition of that suspect.
a witness tells us that a life- flight helicopter was called but later cancelled. again, we do have a crew on the way and we are going to bring you more information just as soon as we get it. in other news, a federal judge says same-sex marriages in california can resume next week even as voter-approved proposition 8 goes through the appeals process. as robert lyles reports, this case may not make it all the way to the u.s. supreme court. >> it just seems very unlikely that the supreme court or the ninth circuit will be able to bail out the proposition 8 backers. >> reporter: the first thing she teaches other constitutional law students at usf is standing. >> standing means that the party bringing the claim has suffered a specific concrete particular injury that is unique to them. >> reporter: the professor stresses only parties to a lawsuit can appeal a judge's ruling. so who are the parties? the plaintiffs are two gay couples. the defendants, governor schwarzenegger and attorney
general brown. who has never been a party in this suit? backers of prop 8. but right now prop 8 backers are seeking to appeal judge vaughn walker's decision to the ninth circuit court of appeals. >> the judge said there is nothing in the evidence that the prop 8 backers presented as to the courts in the nearly three-week trial nor was there anything in the motion that they filed for the stay last week that would in any way indicate what evidence they have that they have suffered the required injury in order to give the appellate court jurisdiction here. >> reporter: since standing is constitutionally required and cannot be waived, legal analysts agree, prop 8 backers would now have to convince either the governor or attorney general to file the appeal. >> but they have said they are not going to. >> reporter: so while there's been considerable legal fodder that prop 8 was being primed for review by the u.s. supreme court, nice believes it's just that,ed toker. >> what i'm suggesting is based on other supreme court rulings in other decisions it
does seem like standing could be a major obstacle here and possibly be the -- what causes the lawsuit to terminate. >> reporter: in published reports, prop 8 backers concede that standing issue could doom their efforts to reverse judge walker and they are preparing for the worst. and unless the appeals court overturns walker by august 18, same-sex marriages will resume without threats because -- >> once the marriage happens if it's legal on the day it happens in the place where it happens, then the -- the proper legal rights of marriage will immediately vest. >> reporter: robert lyles, cbs 5. three separate attacks all at the same apartment complex. and now detectives are confirming the same man committed them all. the contra costa county sheriff's department has released this new sketch of a suspect. he is described as 6'2", 200 pounds. officers say the suspect attacked three women at the
park regency apartments outsid walnut creek, the latest incident on tuesday, and he got away. investigators say the same man raped another woman at the complex last month and tried to assault another woman in june. furloughs are officially off for state workers for now. a california appeals court ruled that governor schwarzenegger cannot impose mandatory unpaid days off. the governor had ordered state workers to take three fridays off a month until there is a budget but labor unions filed suit on the superior court and appeals court issued a stay. the governor's office says the administration will take the case to the state supreme court. uc-berkeley backing off plans to use dna testing in an educational experiment for incoming students. about 600 students sent saliva samples as part of the bring your genes to cal program.
the idea was to tell the samples for genes to determine how the body metabolizes milk, alcohol and folic acid but the state department of public health says the program violates state medical testing laws. the school will keep that dna information anonymous but still present it in lectures. a five-year effort to fight truancy in san francisco seems to be paying off. district attorney kamala harris says the number of elementary school kids who skip class has dropped by about a third in the last two years. that's for elementary and middle school students. high school students are still falling through the cracks. the program has identified 300 chronically truant students. harris said her office has prosecuted 25 parents of young kids for failing to get the kids regularly. a san francisco club refuses to close its doors after being slapped with an eviction notice. the owners are holding a protest today on pier one. jelly's on pier 50 was told to
move after a homicide occurred outside its doors last month. the owners call the eviction unfair and illegal. the board says the decision is also in response to violating the terms of lease and noise complaints. the eviction is set to take effect next wednesday. swimmers in alameda county may have to skip a dip in some public pools due to unsafe drains. several pools in the area have been closed because those drains don't meet federal safety regulations. new rules were put into effect july 1 mandating that pools and hot tubs must have drain covers. without those covers, swimmers could be sucked into the drain and get trapped. no word on which pools have been closed. they are out again to combat the west nile virus in santa clara county. vector control will be flying overhead in the coming days taking photos like these. it's all part of the county's effort to control mosquitos that can transfer west nile virus to humans. aerial photos are taken from 5,000 feet up to detect
potential mosquito breeding grounds. experts say just one poorly maintained pool can produce millions of mosquitos. the upcoming aerial survey will be the third and final of this season. 5:09. coming up, one silicon valley high-tech company suing another. why dr. laura schlesinger is apologizing for comments she made to a caller on her show. and the next step in getting rid of fees for customers using their debit cards. s ben and his family live on this block. ben's a re/max agent, and he's a big part of this community.
even 5:15. check out the backup like a parking lot through livermore on westbound 580. got this overturned big rig carrying nearly 20 tons of fertilizers. so caltrans crews are heading out there now to try to up right the big rig and clean up the mess. now we are getting word of a new problem on the upper deck of the bay bridge involving an overturned pickup truck also blocking lanes so two major problems going on. we'll continue to track them and your drive times. more traffic coming up in 6 minutes. >> very busy this morning. it is 5:12. welcome back, everyone. syndicated radio host dr. laura schlesinger has issued an apology for repeatedly using a racial slur during a segment of her show. it happened tuesday during a call from a listener who said her husband's friends made racist comments about her in their home. schlesinger told the caller if she is that sensitive, she should not have entered an interracial marriage. in the process, schlesinger
used the "n" word several times. later in a statement, she said it was a horrible mistake. california's one step closer to banning fees on debit card purchases. the state assembly passed a measure that would prevent merchants from charging customers an extra fee to use their debit cards. those fees usually range from about 40 cents to a dollar. they are most often found at gas stations and convenience stores. merchants say the fees offset the charges they pay to banks to process those transactions. this measure now goes to governor schwarzenegger. a major software company is suing google for copyright and patent infringement. oracle says google's new android cell phones are using patented java technology which oracle owns. java is often used for building applications in smart phones and other mobile devices. oracle claims that google has known about these issues for years. google says it can't comment right now because the company has not reviewed the lawsuits.
a new survey by a consumer group indicates that 48% of all bottled water sold in the u.s. is actually filtered tap water. that's up from about 33% a decade ago. and there also have been questions about the environmental impact of those containers. so given that our question of the day: do you still drink bottled water? send your responses to email@example.com. we're also on facebook and twitter. 5:14. just in time for the weekend, there's going to be a little less fog. >> i know. i have been waiting on it, sydnie. i think roberta must have used this last night. it's calle san francisco canned fog. do not open. it will dissipate. coming up, a warmer seasonal hot weekend! that's all coming up, too. ,,,,,,,,
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two lanes. caltrans heading to the scene. it was carrying up to 20 tons of organic fertilizer spread all over the roadway. so apparently a really big mess. you can see from our traffic sensors our live traffic sensors, it's like a parking lot approaching airway boulevard. delays are getting worse, growing, unfortunately. it looks like it's backed up to at least vasco road and speeds are hovering around 5 miles an hour. as far as alternates, i have to say ace. it's an 18-wheeler big rig and it will take a while to upright it. they are calling our sweeper crews and heavy duty tow trucks to upright the big rig. so ace or maybe first street might be a good alternate? delays begin around that exited. drive times, 32 minutes westbound 580 out of the altamont pass. nearly 20-minute delays and it's only 5:18:00 a.m. and it sounds like it may be out there for a while. tracking a new hotspot, westbound 80 at treasure island
on the upper deck of the bay bridge, we are not seeing any major delays with this yet. most of the slowdowns are just right there on the span. there was an overturned pickup truck and right now, two left lanes are blocked. sounds like bridge tow crews are heading out now. it may be a tow crew right there off to the side. we saw one kind of moving its way out of the toll plaza, heading in that direction. so no delay so far as you approach the pay gates, most of the slow traffic again just right there as you approach the accident. but yeah, two major hot spots not even 5:30. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. thank goodness things are not as busy in the weather department this morning as our traffic department. so what's going on. it is friday morning. we are heading into the weekend but somebody has about talking about a warmup. i know, that was me. it is going to warm up. okay, out the door, partly cloudy, areas of low clouds inland today. low clouds and fog for the bay and some drizzle and low clouds at the coast.
this afternoon, plenty of sunshine, temperatures in the upper 80s inland, sunny clouds and around the bay up to the mid-70s, and for the coastline low clouds will remain with a few breaks of sunshine. 79 in san jose. we had a whole lot of sunshine yesterday so these temperatures are just a little bit lower than yesterday. 75 in fremont. 73 mountain view. 75 redwood city. 60 at the coast. yesterday we had a little small low pressure system off the coastline so that cleaned us out earlier today. not sure we'll reap the same benefit today so temperatures aren't as warm. 80s in walnut creek, 83 danville and san ramon. livermore more yesterday 87, today 85. in the upper 80s in antioch as well as in brentwood. mid-70s in sonoma and napa. lower 70s in novato. 74 kentfield. lower 60s in sausalito and san francisco. our seven-day forecast, so we
are warming up. just look and see especially by sunday. warmer weather sunday through thursday. 90s inland. 70s around the bay. and just near 70 along the coastline. it is the weekend. a couple of events going on. downtown san jose jazz festival. that's going to be saturday and sunday. saturday the upper 70s. sunday the lower 80s. that's pretty mild and nice. golden gate park also has the outside lands music fest that will be going on over the course of the weekend. saturday 62. sunday slightly warmer 66 with a mix of sun and clouds. hey, that looks like a good time. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> it sure does. tracy, thanks very much. 5:21. let's take a look at some of the stories we're following this morning. detectives confirm the same man is responsible for three separate attacks at the same east bay apartment complex. that suspect raped one person and attacked another outside walnut creek. the latest attack happened
tuesday. sponsors of proposition 8 have asked an appeals court to stop a federal judge's order that would allow same-sex marriages to resume next week. prop 8 is the voter-approved measure that limits marriage to male-female couples. its supporters want same-sex marriages put on hold while the prop 8 case makes its way through the appeals process. several police officers are in a residential neighborhood in antioch right now after an officer-involved shooting just a few hours ago. this happened near lawton street. we spoke to the police watch commander who will only say that a suspect has been shot. no word on the suspect's condition. at least one officer was involved. it i 5:22, say cheese! up next, why a burglar picked the wrong house to rob in sacramento county. ,,,,,,,,,,
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area and what about that warmer weather? i know, you're waiting on it! we got your forecast coming up. >> thank you. a burglary suspect caught on tape prowling a home with nine surveillance cameras. he roamed around the house in sacramento yesterday afternoon. the alarm system was off but what the suspect probably didn't know is the home owner sells videocameras and installs security systems. >> our camera is in the garage, too, so it picked him up in the garage then breaks into the house, comes down the hallway into the main kitchen area. then the two cameras here pick him up. >> they got some good shots like that. they are still looking, though, for the suspect. this is friday the 13th. it is a bad luck day for the superstitious. as usual, the winchester mystery house will have a celebration for you at 1300
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ask your eyecare professional which transitions lenses are right for you. transitions lenses are available at a site for sore eyes location near you. your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. caption colorado, l.l.c. good morning. it is friday, the 13th of august. i'm sydnie kohara. john kessler is on vacation. if you need to use 580, you don't want to use it around livermore. elizabeth, big problems there. >> we are having some problems with our maps. i want to mention westbound 580 at airway boulevard approaching livermore. kenny, maybe we can go to a shot of the bay bridge in the meantime. if you are heading out of livermore, westbound 580 approaching airway boulevard there was an overturned big rig and it was carrying a bunch of organic fertilizer so no hazmat crews are necessary but they
are going to need heavy duty tow trucks and caltrans sweeper crews all heading out there now. already, we are seeing pretty big delays up to a half hour commuting westbound out of the altamont pass. randy with the kcbs phone force just called us and told us that traffic is almost backed up to the top of the altamont pass. major delays there. our other hotspot, that's all the slow traffic right there inching crawling at 7 miles per hour approaching airway so ace or first street the best alternates in the meantime. let's go back out to the bay bridge toll plaza. we had another accident actually on the upper deck of the bay bridge close to treasure island. fortunately that's in the clear stages now and it never really made huge backups never made a dent in our bay bridge toll plaza commute. so most of that slow traffic is just confined to the suspension span and it looks like tow crews are out there now so they should be clearing that
accident shortly. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. our forecast for today, lower 60s in san francisco with a mix of sun and clouds. upper 60s around the bay, just near 70. mid 70s in fremont, 57 in redwood city, 79 in san jose. and the lower to the mid-80s from fairfield, concord to livermore. mid-60s in napa and santa rosa. if you are trying to pick one which of the weekend days will be warmer, it's going to be sunday. from 86 to 92. 65 to 68. and 62 to 65. that's for all three locations. warmer weather will be moving into next week and looks like it could be sticking around. for a while. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. it is 5:32. we are following an officer involved shooting overnight in antioch. we understand the shooting happened around 1:30 this
morning near lawton street. police have blocked off the street and a nearby home. investigators are not releasing many details right now. but they do say that a suspect has been shot by at least one police officer. right now, no word on the condition of that suspect. there are reports that there was a life-flight helicopter that was called in. but it was later cancelled. we do have a crew on the way to the scene. we are going to bring you more information as soon as we get t again, these are live shots from that officer-involved shooting in antioch early this morning. in other news, the next few days will be critical in the legal battle over same-sex marriage in california. judge vaughn walker overturning proposition 8 last week. that is the voter-approved measure that limits marriage to male-female couples. yesterday he ruled that same- sex marriages can be performed starting next wednesday unless a higher court intravenous. prior to that announcement, dozens of companiles had gathered at san francisco city
hall hoping to get marriage licenses. >> it's just thisdrome that's just a little bit out of reach and for a moment i felt like i was equal, i felt like a real american and i just -- there's just this roadblock that's there and it's so frustrating. >> prop 8 supporters expressed their own frustration at the judge's ruling last week which declared the measure unconstitutional. >> 7 million of them voted on this constitutional amendment to support prop 8 and one unelected judge just trampled on their civil rights. >> because the judge is a homosexual so he couldn't really do any other ruling and the moment prop 8 passed, that was what he planned to do anyway. >> the sponsors of prop 8 promptly filed a motion with the ninth circuit court of appeals. they want the stay on same-sex marriages to continue as this case goes through the court system. three separate attacks all at the same apartment complex. now detectives confirm the same man committed them all.
the contra costa county sheriff's department has released this new sketch of the suspect. he is described as 6'2", 200 pounds. officers say the suspect attacked three women at the park regency apartments just outside walnut creek. the latest incident happened tuesday. that victim in that case got away. but investigators say the same man raped a woman at that complex last month and tried to assault another there back in june. state employees can head to work today. furloughs are officially off at least for now. a california appeals court has ruled that governor schwarzenegger cannot impose mandatory unpaid days off. the governor had ordered state workers to take three fridays off a month until there is a budget. but labor unions filed suit and the superior court and appeals court have issued a stay. the governor's office says the administration will now take this case to the state supreme court. they are out again to combat the west nile virus in santa clara county.
vector control will be flying overhead in the coming days to take photos. it's all part of the county's effort to control mosquitos that can transfer west nile virus to humans. aerial photos are taken from about 5,000 feet up to detect potential mosquito breeding grounds. experts say just one poorly maintained swimming pool can produce millions of mosquitos. the upcoming aerial survey will be the third and final of this season. in a move to clean up the suisun bay near crockett, a ship recycling company removed the 11th vessel of the mothball fleet. the former submarine rescue ship was built during world war ii in oakland. it retired to the bay nearly two decades ago. you might have passed by it when you were on 680. dozens of warships still sit in the bay rusting and polluting the water. the texas-based recycling company was awarded a contract to remove the fleet over 7
years. test results are expected today on whether that massive oil leak is permanently plugged in the gulf of mexico. under a best-case scenario tests will determine that enough mud and cement went into the pipe through the temporary cap to plug the oil flow for good. if the well is sealed, there will be no need to complete the relief well to plug the troubled well from below. the latest government estimate on how much oil the well has spewed, 206 million gallons. that website that released thousands of u.s. military documents is about to put even more files online. as tara mergener reports, pentagon officials are not pleased. >> reporter: wikileaks is about to do it again. >> we have a duty to all the people who can benefit from the release of that information. we are talking about information that derives from a war. >> reporter: the website's founder julian assange says his organization will soon release thousands more secret military
documents about the afghan war. he didn't give a specific time frame, but revealed his staff has already gone through roughly half of the 15,000 remaining records. >> this information is so valuable. >> reporter: the online whistle- blower sparked a firestorm last month when it posted some 76,000 files. the pentagon blasted the leak, one of the largest in u.s. history, saying it put american troops and afghan informants at risk. military officials believe they have identified the additional batch of documents. but they fear a second leak could be even more damaging than the last. pentagon press secretary geoff morell slammed the decision to post more records saying, it would compound a mistake that's already put far too many lives at risk. assange claims the pentagon refuses to help sift through the files and black out the names of afghan informants. the taliban has already said it's using the records to track down sources, a fact he reluctantly acknowledges.
>> that's what happens in war. there is a time of war and spies are tried in war. >> reporter: assange claims releasing the documents could save thousands of lives. but many wonder at what cost. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. it is 5:39. there will be no verdicts this week in the corruption trial of former illinois governor rod blagojevich. the jury in chicago taking the day off. yesterday, jurors told the judge they could only agree on two of the 24 counts against blagojevich. the judge ordered them to continue deliberations. deliberations began two weeks agee. blagojevich pleaded not guilty to all charges against him. among the allegations, that he tried to sell or trade an appointment to president obama's old senate seat. and today mr. obama signing a $600 million border security bill. the bill would fund the hiring of 1,000 new border patrol agents and 500 customs and
immigration officers along the u.s.-mexico border. the senate passed the $600 million measure during a special session yesterday. ben & jerry's ice cream, the company prides itself on its homemade natural flavors. guess what. not so much. a food science group just revealed that 48 of ben & jerry's 53 ice cream and yogurt flavors aren't so natural. the center for science in the public interest is urging them to drop the "all natural" label. they say two of its flavors chubby hubby and dublin mud slide contain ingredients that have been chemically modified such as alkalized cocoa and corn syrup. >> no problem. i didn't think it was all natural and organic. >> when you need the chucky monkey you need it. >> ben & jerry's didn't return calls for comment.
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it's a good morning unless you're traveling through the livermore valley. these delays continue to grow. sig alert in effect westbound 580 approaching airway boulevard. the problem is right there in that stretch. overturned big rig carrying a bunch of organic fertilizer, ground cover, bark. it was carrying about 20 tons of it and some is on the road. it's an 18-wheeler big rig so this is going to take a while to upright. right now, two left lanes are blocked and they been blocked
for more than an hour so look at this stretch of backup. we have been getting a the love calls from the kcbs phone force. mike, randy letting us know that traffic is backing up towards the altamont pass. obviously from our live traffic sensors, you can see that is certainly the case. i want to show you drive times now. 51 minutes. this is huge delays through that stretch. 51 minutes now for that stretch westbound 580 from the altamont pass to 680. so as far as alternates go, just avoid 580. altamont pass road backs up so ace is the best bet. that's on time. in fact, all mass transit, bart, ace and muni no delays. we have much better news for the upper deck of the bay bridge. this is the other hotspot. there was an overturned pickup truck that looked like there were serious injuries involved. fortunately, tow crews cleared it out of lanes. so as far as your traffic goes, not much impact anymore. traffic is just light heading
into san francisco. but again we'll continue to watch that accident westbound 580 just avoid the commute through livermore looks bad. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. forecast this friday morning, boy, more clouds out there to greet you at least for the first half of the day. cloudy skies, fog at the coast and areas of low clouds inland temperatures in the morning in the lower to the mid- to upper 50s. in the afternoon, sunshine inland. plenty of sunshine around the bay. low clouds at the coast with a few peeks of sunshine. these temperatures still pretty mild but they are also nice.
these locations are triple- digit highs usually so they are also below average. 82 degrees in lake tahoe. everyone will be making up lost ground for the back half of the weekend. sunday through monday even thursday. temperatures get closer to more seasonal highs for this time of the year. we are moving into the weekend. and the san rafael food and wine festival going on saturday
afternoon mostly sunny and not too hot not too cool, just right! the lower 70s. 72 degrees. and at candlestick park if you like to go antiquing, antiques and collectibles fair. 67 degrees on sunday. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you, tracy. 5:47. let's take a look at some of the stories we're following for this friday. sponsors of california's prop 8 have asked an appeals court to stop a federal judge's order that would allow same-sex marriages to resume next week. prop 8 the voter approved measure that limits marriage to male-female couples, its supporters want to keep same- sex marriages on hold while the prop 8 case goes through the appeals process. state employees will be at work today. a california appeals court has denied governor schwarzenegger's request to lift a stay of his furlough order. the governor had ordered state employees to take three fridays off a month without pay until there is a new state budget. the governor's administration says they will now take this
appeal to the state supreme court. and test results are expected today on whether the massive oil leak in the gulf of mexico is permanently plugged. under a best-case scenario tests will determine that enough mud and cement went into the pipe through the temporary cap to plug the oil flow for good. consider this. the next time you buy a bottle of water, 48% of all bottled water sold in the u.s. is actually tap water filtered. that's up from about 33% a decade ago. a group says dasani and aquafina as well as nestle are the three largest bottlers to rely solely on municipal water supplies. >> they are taking water from our tap water drinking water systems, which are already providing filtered water to municipal residents and businesses, and they are getting that in a large facility a bottled water facility that they build and are taking the water putting it
through another filtration system. >> authors of the report say bottlers are increasingly turning to municipal water supplies because it's cheaper. they also say bottlers are having a harder time getting access to spring water because of community and government opposition. 5:49. more trouble for google. the company already facing a lawsuit from a major software company. now there is a protest outside the company's headquarters for a completely different reason. kiet do tells us why activists are concerned about a new high- tech concept. reporter: google, with its corporate mantra of don't be evil, is just not the kind of company that normally attracts protestors. but that could change. >> they are absolutely violating their own motto. >> reporter: james is the executive director of colorofchange a grassroots group organizing a protest at google headquarters about net neutrality. net neutrality is the idea that all data should travel across the internet at the same speed. the fcc still doesn't have a
policy on net neutrality. so earlier this month, google and verizon got together and came up with this, a joint legislative framework proposal on what they think the rules on net neutrality should be. >> what google and verizon are trying to do is basically write rules that benefit them, not that benefit the american public. >> the fear is that someday we'll go on the internet and companies who represent our own interest will determine where we can go that certain sites may not be available, other sites get preferred status and that interferes with people's freedoms. >> reporter: larry magid says it's vague and cause for concern. >> it's not completely open. there are some gotchas in their proposal. >> reporter: google declined an on-camera interview and instead directed us to its corporate blog to debudget what it calls myths. google has sold out on net neutrality.
two corporations legislating the future of the internet. >> we can't trust these corporations to do the right thing? >> ha. i think the history of the financial meltdown shows that corporations can't always be trusted to do the right thing. >> reporter: the nebulous and intangible issue of net neutrality will be in the flesh at the google campus by lunchtime friday. kiet do, cbs 5. 5:51. coming up a stinky statement. a unique way to remind customers when something is wrong. where police
blocked off following an officer-involved shooting overnight. we're told it happened about 1:30 this morning. investigators still not releasing many details. but they do say a suspect was shot by at least one police officer. witnesses say that a police dog was injured, as well. so far no word on the condition of a suspect. our julie watts is there and she will give us a live report in the next hour. big problems on 580 at livermore. avoid it at all costs. >> we have a new eto now from chp from when they are hoping to get that stretch of westbound 580 cleared. they are saying 8:45 this morning. this is going to be a problem for hours, for all of the morning commute basically. look at the backup. it is a parking lot now. traffic alert obviously in effect. there was an overturned big rig first reported around 4:30 this morning approaching airway boulevard. they have the two left lanes
blocked. it was carrying fertilizer, ground cover, so it's not a hazmat concern but that's the only good news. this was an injury accident. as far as the commute goes, wow, the damage has just been done. the backups extend well into the altamont pass. and i want to show a quick drive time for the stretch. 87 minutes now. i don't think i have ever seen it that much. 87 minutes on westbound 580 from the altamont pass to the dublin interchange. so you know, there really are no good alternates. just don't go on westbound 580. ace might be the only best bet. that is running on time. in fact, all mass transit looks good. so there you go. avoid the livermore valley. >> so you can't even get to some of the alternate routes that we usually use. >> we could say altamont pass road, first street. but yeah, you're going to center to get on westbound 580 and it's starting to back up near the top of the altamont pass. it's a mess. >> almost three hours until it's cleared. bad mess on friday the 13th. 5:55. now, it's bad enough to get an expensive bill in the mail but
what about a bill that smells like rotten eggs? that's what a utility company is sending it customers. puget sound is sending a scratch and sniff pamphlet with their bills to educate customers on how to detects a gas leak. it's added to natural gas which is visible and odorless. a new survey indicates that nearly 50% of all bottled water sold in the u.s. is filtered tap water. there are also questions about the environmental impacts of those containers. so given that our question of the day this morning, do you still drink bottled water? i know a lot of people do. on facebook: led the
popular. >> i agree. >> so we have talked about that horrible traffic mess on 580. what about the weather? >> weather cold around the bay area. >> coming behind elizabeth i got nothing but good news? the seven-day forecast spells is out. lower 60s at the coast and a few breaks of sunshine. mid-60s around the bay with plenty of sunshine. and the upper 80s inland. temperatures will remain mild for the first half of the weekend. but by sunday, we're cooking with gas! no, sunday through thursday, 90s inland, near 70 around the bay. and also, the upper 60s for the coast. so nice weekend expected. >> all right. thank you very much. 5:57. in the next half hour, a federal judge allows same-sex marriages to resume next week. we'll have reaction to his
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